Transnationalism, Canadian Identity, and the Performance of Femininity in Elite Canadian Figure Skating
McGarry, Karen, Women & Environments International Magazine
The Case of Joseé Chouinard
In 2002, a coach I interviewed proudly remarked that Joseé Chouinard, a popular Canadian figure skating champion and Olympian in the 1990s, embodied "the essence of a respectable Canadian girl." As Canada's second-ranked sport in terms of television spectatorship and advertising revenue, figure skating has always been imagined as an important part of Canadian pop culture and identity. This is especially true for the many Canadian women who comprise the majority of skating's spectator demographic. Drawing upon anthropological fieldwork among national and Olympic-level Canadian figure skaters, coaches, sponsors, and journalists conducted between 2000 and …
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Publication information: Article title: Transnationalism, Canadian Identity, and the Performance of Femininity in Elite Canadian Figure Skating. Contributors: McGarry, Karen - Author. Magazine title: Women & Environments International Magazine. Issue: 68/69 Publication date: Fall 2005. Page number: 37+. © WEED Foundation Fall 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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